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LaRose by Louise Erdrich

Date and Time: September 20, 2021, 6:00 PM CT

Location: Parsons Public Library, 311 S 17th St, Parsons
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From the TALK series, The Modern Family
Discussion Leader: Dennis Etzel Jr.

This beautifully written novel by Erdrich draws you in from page one and makes you want to read the book in one sitting. She skillfully weaves together the traumas of the present with those from the past in a narrative that glides from one era to the other. The novel opens when Landreaux Iron accidentally shoots his neighbor's son while hunting. Overcome with guilt and grief, Landreaux turns to his Native American ancestors for guidance. Hoping for redemption and forgiveness, he and his wife give their own son, LaRose, to the grieving family. The narrative chronicles the effect of the adoption on both families and their small North Dakota community while looking back at the life of the first LaRose beginning in 1839. With this story, Erdrich shows us a fluid notion of family in some Native American communities.

Sponsored by: Parsons Public Library


For more information about this event, please contact:
Samantha Graven
(620) 421-5920


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